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Ariel rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Getting Away with Murder by Chris Crowe
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This is the real story of the murder of 14-year-old Emmitt Till. I read this book back in about Junior High in a social studies class, but didn't really appreciate it until reading it again recently. Emmitt Till is visiting some family in Mississippi...more
Ariel rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Smile by Donna Jo Napoli
The Smile
by Donna Jo Napoli (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2010
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This is the story of Elisabetta who lives in Florence in the 1490's. Her family hopes for Elisabetta to find a husband to take care of her, but Elisabetta is more concerned about love. At the funeral of a powerful man, Elisabetta and her family meet...more
Ariel rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
Just Listen
by Sarah Dessen (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2010
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This is a story of Annabel who is suddenly lonely after she and her best friend Sophie stop being friends, her sister becomes anorexic and things are crazy at home, and everyone at school makes fun of her for being in a commercial for a local departm...more
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Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson
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This is the story of 13-year-old Alcatraz (who has been moved many many times from foster home to foster home, and who has a knack for breaking things) and his grandfather (who seems crazy and has a knack for showing up late) who are trying to stop a...more
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The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
The Bronze Bow
by Elizabeth George Speare
read in July, 2010
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This is the story of Daniel, a Galilean boy who is seeking revenge for the death of his parents by Roman soldiers. After his parents die, his grandmother takes Daniel and his sister, Leah, in with her. His grandmother becomes ill and sells Daniel to...more
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Beauty by Robin McKinley
Beauty (Folktales #1)
by Robin McKinley
read in July, 2010
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This is a great retelling of the Beauty and the Beast. Beauty (whose real name is Honour) is taken captive by a beast in an enchanted woods after her father takes a rose from his beautiful rose garden. Despite her nickname, Beauty feels she is the ug...more
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The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney
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I had always heard about this book, but I had never read it until recently. It is a story of a girl named Janie who sees a picture of herself as a little girl on the milk carton at school. She suddenly realizes that she doesn't have any baby pictures...more
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Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt
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This is the story of a boy named Tuner Buckminster III who has just moved to Maine from Boston. He doesn't fit in at the town, but befriends a black girl, Lizzie, which the town does not approve of. Turner tries to help Lizzie's family and friends wh...more
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Sins of the Fathers by Chris Lynch
Sins of the Fathers
by Chris Lynch
read in July, 2010
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This is a story of a boy named Drew, and his friends Skitz and Hector. The three go to private Catholic school. Drew tries to keep his "tribe" together and watch out for his friends (and the new father) that have more problems that he realizes. This...more
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Bird by Angela Johnson
Bird
by Angela Johnson
read in July, 2010
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This is the story of a girl who likes to be called Bird who runs away from home to find her stepfather who has left. She lives in a barn behind a house and steals scraps of food from the family who lives there while they are away. The boy that lives...more
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